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Volume 22, Issue 30
4/21/16
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
4/22: Dad's Club Movie Night, "Minions," MPR, 6pm

4/26: K-3 Music Showcase, MPR

4/27: Bingo Night, MPR, 6:30pm

4/30: Sweetheart Dance, MPR, 6-8pm 

5/2: Village Host Pizza Night, 5pm

5/2-5/6: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/5: PTA Meeting, Library, 7pm

5/6: Lion Dance, 5pm

5/10: Coffee with the Superintendent, Lincoln location TBD, 8:45am
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 4/25: 
Stair / Taddeuchi   
Quick Links
Dear Lincoln Families,
 
It is so quiet at Lincoln this week with our 5th graders at Outdoor Ed. The excitement was palpable as our students and their parents arrived with their luggage. It was wonderful to stand in front of the school with parents and our 4th graders to wave good-bye as the buses pulled away.
 
Our students are in for an amazing week at Jones Gulch. They will be learning so much on their hikes through the woods, trips to the garden, and tidepooling at the beach. They may even kiss a banana slug or two. I had the chance to visit with them yesterday morning over breakfast. They were all thrilled to see a familiar face and hear news from home. We look forward to welcoming them back mid-day on Friday.
 
As you know from reading my weekly letters, our teachers have been availing themselves of the resources the district has provided to strengthen our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program at Lincoln. The focus of this program is arts integration, using the arts both to support learning in the content areas and to allow students to show what they have learned in a new way. I have seen many wonderful lessons as I visit classrooms. In order to formulate next steps, the district is requesting both teacher and family input on a survey. It would be great if Lincoln had a strong response. Please follow this link to take the short survey.
 
Our grades K-3 Spring Music Showcase is next week on Tuesday, 4/26, in the MPR. Our students have been practicing with Mrs. Prater and their classroom teacher to be ready for their big day. I know you will be as impressed as I am by their voices and performance skills. Each grade will perform separately according to the schedule below. You are welcome to join us for your student's performance and to leave at its conclusion.
 
Grade 3 - 8:30 am
Grade 2 - 9:30 am
Grade 1 - 10:35 am
Grade K - 11:15 am
 
The Lincoln Dads' Club is hosting a movie night this Friday, 4/22, in the MPR. The doors open at 6 pm with the movie starting at 7 pm. Dad's will be showing "Minions" and serving great movie snacks. I hope your student can join them for a fun-filled evening.
 
Please make sure you have this year's Lion Dance on your calendar. It promises to be another special Lincoln community event. This is always such a joy-filled, student-centered evening. It is a must see!! Our students are working hard to learn their dances. The Lincoln Team may also have something special up their sleeves as well. Hope to see you on May 6th. The barbecue begins at 5 pm and dancing starts at 6 pm.

Last, but certainly not least, congratulations to our own Ms. Guidi who has been selected to be Lincoln's new principal next year. The Lincoln team is thrilled. Her appointment will go to the Board for approval on April 26th. If you would like to read Dr. MacIsaac's official announcement, you can find it on the Lincoln website.
 
Fondly,
Pat
SPOTLIGHT - DAD'S CLUB MOVIE NIGHT

MOVIE NIGHT: "MINIONS" -- TOMORROW NIGHT
Please join the Dads' Club for the final movie night of the year! 
 
Friday, April 22
MPR Doors Open: 6pm
Movie Starts: 7pm

Admission is free.  $5 for food + raffle ticket. 
A MESSAGE FROM THE PTA

PTA NEWS  
Hello Parents!

Here comes another week of super fun stuff to do at Lincoln.  Try your luck at bingo 
next Wednesday.  Nearly everyone gets their number called. And be sure to RSVP for the inaugural Sweetheart Dance where your daughter is sure to have a magical evening. Details on these events and more can be found in this issue of the Links.

If you went to BCE's Prom 
on Saturday night, we hope you had a good time traveling back to the 80s.  Thanks to the many Lincoln parents who attended, volunteered, and participated in the event. Your engagement benefits all our children in the district. 

Friday we welcome back our 5th graders! We hope they had a transformative time at Outdoor Ed.  We missed them, though did enjoy the quiet just a little bit in their absence.

See you and your little minions at the Dads Club Movie 
Night tomorrow!

Best,

 
Melinda & Isabelle 
PTA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2016-17  
It takes a lot of people like YOU to make Lincoln such a wonderful school for our kids and families! 
 
As we look forward to the coming school year, there are some volunteer opportunities open for anyone who would like to help make next year an even greater success: 
 
Art Reflections Contest
Bulletin Board K-1
Enrichment
Holiday Giving Tree
Hospitality
Lobsterfest Committee/Decorations Chair
Lunchroom Volunteer Reminders K-1, 2-3, 4-5
Parent Education Liaison
Pizza Night
Sign Board
Staff Gift Coordinator
Used Book & Game Sale Chairs
 
If you would like help with any of the above or need further information before making your choice, please contact Daniella Kriner at daniellakriner@gmail.com or Allyson Trevor at actrevor@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LINCOLN

STUDENT MUSIC SHOWCASE, APRIL 26
The K-3 Music Showcase is coming soon! Mark your calendars: 
 
3rd Grade - 8:30am (arrival by 8:15am)
2nd Grade - 9:30am
1st Grade - 10:35am
Kindergarten - 11:15am
 
Showcase takes place in the multipurpose room. 
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT! APRIL 27
Lincoln Family Bingo Night is coming soon! 

Join your classmates for a fun-filled night of Bingo - Lincoln style! There will be plenty of bingo prizes, prize drawings, and fun treats to help you track those B-I-N-G's and O's! 

Bingo fun will be in the Lincoln multipurpose room on Wednesday, April 27. First call at 6:30! 

Each person will receive two Bingo cards and five prize drawing tickets. 
FIRST ANNUAL SWEETHEART DANCE, APRIL 30
Lincoln's first annual Sweetheart Dance for all current Lincoln girls ((K-5th grade) will be on Saturday, April 30, in our very own MPR! For our inaugural year, our theme will be Candy Land. Our Lincoln girls will enjoy a night of desserts, dancing, crafting, and photo ops with their special date (parent or a special adult). 

This event is complimentary but you do need to register! Please  click here to register.

We need volunteers! Help us make this night special. We need help with décor, publicity, day-of registration, set-up, clean up, and food. Please click here to sign up to volunteer or if you'd like to donate a dessert for the night of the event. You can also contact the event chair Fabiola Price, fabiola@glowmeetings.com.
 
Let's make this the most special first dance for our girls!
LION DANCE, MAY 6
Time to dust off your boots and hats ... the Lion Dance is coming Friday, May 6! 

BBQ starts at 5pm. $5 gets you a burger, chips and drink. Dancing starts at 6pm on the blacktop. 

We need volunteers to help with crowd control and clean up. If you can help out, please email Evelyn Falasco at efalasco@gmail.com.

LINCOLN YEARBOOKS NOW ON SALE
Lincoln yearbooks are available by advance sale only. This is the only time yearbook sales will be offered, so make sure you order one today! 

Each 5th grader will receive one complimentary yearbook as a gift from the PTA. Students in K-4 can purchase a yearbook for $15 each. 

Order online or drop off the order form and payment in the school office. Please make checks payable to "Lincoln PTA." Orders are due by May 20. Yearbooks will be distributed on the last week of school. 

Contact Jean Gordon at jeanjgordon@gmail.com with questions.
LINCOLN BEAUTIFICATION: HELP CLEAN UP THE YARD
Do you like to pull weeds?  How about making Lincoln's campus look more beautiful?  Thanks to those who helped at the first yard clean-up day last week.  We would like to have some more campus clean-up days and will need volunteers.  BIS students can earn Block B points or community service hours. 
  
Please contact Paola Lancellotti if you are interested: 
THE LATEST FROM BCE

BCE NEWS 
 
BCE and the Dinner Dance and Auction team thank you!
 
Last Saturday's BCE "A Totally Awesome Prom Night" was an unforgettable evening as the community came together to dine, dance and celebrate in support of all TK-8th grade Burlingame public schools!  It was exciting to see the large number of attendees raise their paddles to support the live auction and Fund-A-Need portions of the evening.  
 
One of the many highlights was the raising of more than $320,000 in just ten minutes during Fund-A-Need!  BCE estimates total net revenue from the BCE Dinner Dance and its associated auctions to exceed $500,000 for BCE Foundation and the students of Burlingame School District.  Thank you to those who attended and supported this year's annual BCE Dinner Dance and Auction. Check out the incredible prom photos and videos of the evening right here!
 
BCE's biggest fundraiser of the year could not have happened without the MANY Volunteers!  
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered, donated and coordinated the many aspects of this event. A special thanks to the BCE Dinner Dance Chairs and Auction teams, plus many other volunteers for their hard work and dedication in making this event possible and a great success! Click here to see the list of volunteers who made this event possible.
 
Dinner Dance Auction Item Pick-Up Details
If you won an item in the online auction, silent auction or live auction, that's TOTALLY AWESOME!  Didn't get your item(s) at the event's Clearing Room on the 16th?  No sweat...you can pick up your item(s) at the Burlingame School District office - 1825 Trousdale Dr. - on the following dates/times:
  • Friday, April 22 between 9-11:30 am
  • Monday, April 25 between 3-5 pm
  • Friday, April 29 between 1-3 pm
If you cannot personally pick up your item, you may designate someone else to pick up for you. Please have them bring a printed or emailed proof of your winning item with your authorization so that we can release your item to them.  For any questions, please call (650) 766-8969 or email info@bcefoundation.org.  Any item not claimed by June 17, 2016 will be forfeited and non-refundable. 
 
BCE Board Meeting
The BCE Board meeting this Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm is open to the public and everyone is invited. The new 2016-17 Board of Directors slate will be voted on and Dr. Maggie MacIsaac will also be in attendance. The meeting will take place at the Burlingame School District Office Board Room at 1825 Trousdale Dr. 
 
We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
 
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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT

"JUST EAT IT, A FOOD WASTE STORY," SCREENING TONIGHT
In celebration of Earth Day, the BIS Green Team presents the award-winning film, "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story." Where is your food going?  This film is thought-provoking and wildly entertaining, leaving audiences shocked!
 
WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 6-8 pm
WHERE: BIS Media Center
 
Free admission (bring your family and friends). Snacks will be on sale for $1- $2 to raise money to buy BIS a new tree.  Cash donations accepted as well.  Raffle and prizes!   
PARENT ED: THE UPSIDE OF STRESS, APRIL 27
Forget everything you thought you knew about the effects of stress and begin to see it through a different lens. Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad.
 
In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier-if we learn how to embrace it. McGonigal combines science, stories, and exercises into an engaging and practical presentation that is both entertaining and life-changing.  Whether you are parenting young children or in the midst of navigating the teenage years, you won't want to miss this important evening. 
 
Wednesday, April 27, at 7 pm
Capuchino High School Theater
1501 Magnolia Ave, San Bruno (1.5 miles north of Burlingame, just off El Camino)
Tickets:  $5 in advance, $10 at the door
 
Over 900 parents attended our last event! Click on this link to learn more and reserve your spot now:  http://stress-ppss.bpt.me/
WASHINGTON'S WAM JAM, MAY 7
WamJam - Washington Elementary School's family festival
Saturday, May 7, 11am - 5pm, 801 Howard Ave
 
Join your Burlingame friends and neighbors at Washington Elementary School's annual spring family festival!  There will be rides and games including laser tag, bungee jump, and Spider Mountain.  Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, glitter tattoos and a live DJ.  Local food trucks Canasta Kitchen, Whisk on Wheels, Cluck It Up and Cookies n' Cream will be there for food and refreshments.
COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT, MAY 10
Are you new to BSD? Have you not had a chance to get involved? Would you like to learn about our school district?
 
Please join Dr. MacIsaac for a relaxed, informational conversation at Lincoln on May 10, at 8:45 am. Join us! Please see the attached flyer for more details. 
H. JAY BURNS AWARD NOMINEES SOUGHT
Do you know someone whose work for children in our district reaches beyond your individual award-header.gif school to the wider community? Someone who has served in many capacities over a number of years? 

The Burlingame School District Board of Trustees is now seeking nominations for the H. Jay Burns Award, which recognizes exceptional volunteer service to district children, and commemorates H. Jay Burns, a trustee who served for 24 years. 

Submit your nominee by May 9. Please click here for more information on submitting a nomination.
BIS SCHOOLYMPICS -- JUDGES NEEDED
Would you like to have an exciting, fun-filled time at BIS?  We need your help!  Please sign up to be an official or judge at the BIS Schoolympics.  The events will be held from June 7-15 and will run approximately 1:15-3 pm. The events in which we need parent assistance will take place on June 8-14.
 
If you are available to sign up for more than one day, AWESOME!  The more the merrier.  If you would like to sign-up at BIS in person, please deliver your information to Tatiana and Debbie at BIS, or you can give your information to your school site secretary.  They will be happy to add you to our list.  
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BURLINGAME

MASTER GARDENER TIPS AT BURLINGAME MAIN LIBRARY, APRIL 28
Homeowners coping with water restrictions can learn how to convert conventional irrigation systems so that they use far less water at a free seminar:
 
"Water-Wise Irrigation and Landscaping" 
Thursday, April 28, 7 pm 
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Public Library
 
This free program features Julie Montanari, a Master Gardener who will explain how to change a spray irrigation system into one with MP (matched precipitation) rotators and drip irrigation that will save water and money and require little maintenance. She also will offer tips on selecting water-wise plants and will cover the basics of rain water storage and gray water. Sigalle Michael, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Burlingame, will explain how homeowners can obtain free sprinkler heads that use up to 30 percent less water than conventional ones through a new Burlingame program.
 
Free refreshments will be served. All attendees will be invited to participate in a free raffle. Those who walk, bike, use public transportation or share a ride to the program will be eligible for an additional drawing.
 
A flyer listing all CEC program is available hereTo learn more about the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, click here.  
SPRING AND SUMMER ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Registration for the spring session of after-school classes and
summer camps is open now! There are lots of great classes to choose from! 
 
Check out the flyer and register online 
 
DON'T MISS THESE INFORMATIONAL FLYERS!

Champions Summer 
  
  

Coffee with the Superintendent
(May 10)

 
Lion Dance (May 6)

 
  
  




 






 

 
 
 

Skyhawks Sports Summer Camp

 
 

  

 Sweetheart Dance






 
Foster Family Fair
Spanish flyer
(April 30)
  





    
 
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